Jayhawks get last laugh on rival

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas and Missouri kept their storied rivalry alive just a little bit longer.

Missouri's Michael Dixon buries his head in his hands as Kansas' Travis Releford waves a towel in celebration following the Jayhawks' overtime win over the Tigers.  ORLIN WAGNER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
ORLIN WAGNER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Missouri's Michael Dixon buries his head in his hands as Kansas' Travis Releford waves a towel in celebration following the Jayhawks' overtime win over the Tigers.

Thomas Robinson kept the game going with a three-point play in the closing seconds of regulation, and Tyshawn Taylor’s two free throws with 8.3 seconds left in overtime gave the fourth-ranked Jayhawks (24-5, 14-2 Big 12) an 87-86 victory over No. 3 Missouri (25-4, 12-4) on Saturday in their final scheduled regular-season matchup.

Robinson finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Taylor added 24 points.

NO. 1 KENTUCKY 93, VANDERBILT 74

In Lexington, Ky., Anthony Davis scored a career-high 28 points on 10 of 11 shooting and Kentucky (28-1, 14-0) beat Vanderbilt (20-9, 9-5) to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title for the 45th time.

NO. 5 DUKE 70, VIRGINIA TECH 65 (OT)

In Durham, N.C., Austin Rivers scored 23 points, Seth Curry added 19 and Duke (25-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off Virginia Tech (15-14, 4-10) in overtime.

NO. 6 MICHIGAN STATE 62, NEBRASKA 34

In East Lansing, Mich., Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Michigan State (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten) beat Nebraska (12-15, 4-11) for its seventh consecutive victory.

NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA 54, NO. 25 VIRGINIA 51

In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Zeller scored 20 points as North Carolina (25-4, 12-2 ACC) beat Virginia (21-7, 8-6).

NO. 9 GEORGETOWN 67, VILLANOVA 46

In Washington, freshman Otto Porter had 15 points and six rebounds in his second start of the season, and Georgetown (21-6, 11-5 Big East) took a big lead early and never trailed in a win over Villanova (11-17, 4-12).

PURDUE 75, NO. 11 MICHIGAN 61

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Terone Johnson scored a career-high 22 points and Robbie Hummel added 17 to help Purdue (19-10, 9-7 Big Ten) upset Michigan, handing the Wolverines (21-8, 11-5) their first home loss.

NO. 13 BAYLOR 70, OKLAHOMA 60

In Waco, Texas, Pierre Jackson scored 18 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer that started Baylor’s game-deciding spurt, and the Bears (24-5, 11-5 Big 12) beat Oklahoma (14-14, 4-12) .

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 83, NO. 18 NEW MEXICO 64

In Fort Worth, Texas, Amric Fields scored eight consecutive points for Texas Christian University in a 48-second span during the tiebreaking run and the Horned Frogs (17-11, 7-5 Mountain West Conference) upset New Mexico (22-6, 8-4).

NO. 19 WICHITA STATE 81, DRAKE 58

In Wichita, Kan., Ben Smith scored 18 points to help Wichita State (26-4, 16-2 Missouri Valley) beat Drake (16-14, 9-9) .

ST. JOHN’S 61, NO. 20 NOTRE DAME 58

In New York, Moe Harkless had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead St. John’s (13-16, 6-10 Big East) to a victory over Notre Dame (20-9, 12-4).

NO. 21 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 68, AIR FORCE 58

In Las Vegas, Chace Stanback scored 21 points to lead UNLV (24-6, 8-4 Mountain West) over Air Force (13-13, 3-9).

SAINT JOSEPH’S 82, NO. 22 TEMPLE 72

In Philadelphia, Langston Galloway scored 22 points to lead Saint Joseph’s (19-11, 9-6 Atlantic 10) over Temple (22-6, 11-3).

CALHOUN HOPES TO RETURN TO THE BENCH THIS SEASON

Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun hopes to coach again this season after he undergoes back surgery on Monday.

Calhoun has been on a medical leave of absence since Feb. 3 because of spinal stenosis, a painful narrowing of the spine.

 
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